How to open pen drive without formatting/losing any data when it requires formatting

Last updated on 30/01/2019

This page tells how to open a pen stick (also called thumb drive) without formatting or losing any data when it requires/needs to be formatted when being connected to Windows computer like Windows XP / Vista / 7 /8 / 8.1 / 10.

How to Format USB Drive without Losing Data When USB Needs to Be Formatted

Usually, many people think that they need to format a pen drive in order to open it when PC reports pen drive is not formatted. However, is it possible to format a pen stick without erasing any data when it requires formatting?

"My USB drive asks to be formatted, but I do not want to do that because it contains many files. How do I format the disk without losing any file?"
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Well, it is impossible to format a flash drive without losing data because it would wipe the thumb drive once you begin to format it. However, you have chance to get back the files erased by formatting before new data is written to the formatted disk.

What to Do When Pen Stick Asks Reformatting in Windows?

You cannot open an unformatted pen stick without formatting when Windows PC says you have to format the USB stick, but formatting means to data loss. Then, what to do to access the pen stick without losing files? iCare Data Recovery Pro is data recovery software for all pen drive, with which you can get back any file from the pen drive when it wants to reformat or even you mistakenly/accidentally formatted it,you can even try this tool to recover data from pen drive not detected in windows 10 /8 /7.

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How to Open USB Flash Drive without Formatting?

You have to format a USB pen drive when it says needs to be formatted if you want to open it normally. However, you may try command prompt or error-check tool to scan for errors if you want to open a corrupted pen drive which becomes inaccessible, unrecognizable or unreadable.

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